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Senior Financial Controller – Luton

Following a recent restructuring, whereby the Financial Director of this successful and expanding SME Manufacturing business will be stepping away from the finance piece to focus on strategic projects, our client are looking for a senior qualified accounting professional to be the finance representative to their Board, and run the day to day accounting operations.

As Senior Financial Controller, you will have overall responsibility for producing accurate and timely management information, as well as management of statutory reporting, including liaison with auditors. The role will require continued improvement of controls, processes and procedures, as well as ad-hoc projects.  Cash flow management, compliance with HMRC and tax filings will all be an integral part of this role.

As the Board includes a number of very demanding and challenging individuals, with many years’ experience of operating at Board level with major PLCs between them, the successful candidate will need to be very confident in their recommendations, with a sufficient degree of gravitas and credibility to hold their own in this company.  As such, you are likely to have previously operated at a Director level, or as Controller in a larger organisation, be ACA or ACCA qualified, with proven leadership skills and the ability to manage stakeholders at all levels,

Whilst initially joining as Senior Financial Controller, this is very much an acting Finance Director role and in time the expectation will be for you to take on the full Finance Director title.

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Management Accountant – Milton Keynes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a finalist or fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Management Accountant to join the finance team within this well-established, highly reputable business. 

As Management Accountant, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of high quality financial support and information to senior management, Directors and stakeholders within the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the completion of monthly management reporting
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Balance sheet and P&L reconciliations
  • Planning and analysis for audit
  • Monthly forecasting to the group
  • Effective annual budget planning.

    You will be also be involved in the review of new contract sales, engaging regularly with the CFO to identify anomalies whilst ensuring internal controls and systems are effective and efficient.

This position will not initially have any direct reports, however internal changes may take place in the future where team members could report into this position. As a highly numerate, astute accountant you will have strong technical accounting skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, strong business acumen and demonstrable leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be a graduate who has developed in their education and career at an impressive pace.

SAP experience is essential to be considered for this opportunity as this person will be expected to pick up requirements shortly after commencing in this position. This is an exciting opportunity that will provide professional development and long term-career progression.

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Commercial Financial Analyst – Wellingborough

As a Commercial Financial Analyst, you will be working closely with the Directors of Trading in proactively managing Commercial Gross Margin and liaising with Category Managers to ensure a good understanding of both Margin and Central Income. The ability to identify both future risks and opportunities is key to the role, as is the ability to proactively effectively challenge and influence stakeholders.

Some of the ways in which you will be able to improve cash profit will include:

  • Ensuring the accuracy of margin entries and promotional funding on a weekly basis
  • Advising on terms changes year on year, to maximise benefits to the business
  • Identifying low margin and problem areas
  • Undertaking analysis of major drivers of category growth, such as pricing and promotional activityIdeally you will be part way towards your CIMA or ACCA qualification, with experience of working in a commercial or analytical role. Advanced Excel will be essential in this role as you will be modelling and developing complex spreadsheets as part of your day to day remit.
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Credit Controller – St Neots

Our client is looking for a Credit controller to join their team for 3/4 Months, this is an interim contract initially, with the possibility of a permanent appointment at the end of the interim period.

You will be responsible for your own ledger, which will entail high volume calling,

  • Chasing varying values of money.
  • Ideally you would have gained previous credit control experience in a shared service centre or head office environment,
  • Working to KPI’s & targets, and be able to work using your own initiative.

In return for your expertise in dealing effectively with workloads in a busy and sometimes pressurised team, our client offers an excellent working environment, on site parking and career development.  If you, or someone you know, would be keen on this role please apply now.

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Financial Analyst (Factory) – Wellingborough

We are currently working closely with a globally recognised brand based in Northamptonshire to recruit for a Factory Accountant with broad, hands-on experience within a factory environment.  This business has an impressive history and strong development plans for the future.

As the Factory Accountant, you will ensure accurate reporting of information and produce management reports for their areas of responsibility. You will work very closely with the Factory Manager at the heart of the UK business, driving financial performance.

The Financial Analyst (Factory) will be required to:

  • Prepare monthly management accountants
  • Evaluate general ledger accounts
  • Work closely with management to create and own budgets & forecasts.
  • Produce monthly reports including tracking headcount
  • Create and monitor standard accounting processes
  • Maintain the asset register.

This role would suit an individual who is a confident communicator, someone who is pro-active and can take ownership of the required processes.  You will be able to work to pressured deadlines and will be able to adapt to changing requirements in the UK market.

You will ideally be CIMA part qualified or qualified with at least 2-3 years experience in a factory environment. You will also be highly skilled in Excel, with some knowledge of various accounting packages and BI tools.

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Commercial Accountant, Milton Keynes

Our client is seeking a Commercial Accountant to join their efficient finance team. The role reports to the Financial Controller and will involve working closely with the client facing team .

  • The responsibilities of the Commercial Accountant will include:
  • Financial analysis and reporting of financial performance of allocated projects
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Month end management accounts including delivery of month end close
  • Assisting with statutory reporting
  • Preparing performance metrics for the UK Leaderships Team. 

The person required for the role will be ACCA or CIMA part-qualified , hold strong Excel skills including Pivot tables and V look ups, be keen, be self-motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

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Finance Analyst – Watford

This is an exciting and newly created opportunity to support the Finance Director, and to be responsible for the commercial financial and data analysis for a dynamic and well known organisation in a highly sought after sector.

You will be primarily responsible for the preparation of a number of key reports and will work closely with stakeholders and departments across the business. As Finance Analyst, you will evaluate and analyse a significant amount of information, to enable sound decision making and understanding. You will provide meaningful analysis as well as assisting with running the month-end procedure.

Working closely with the Finance Manager and the rest of the accounts team, your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting the production of the monthly forecast, annual budget and strategic plans
  • Preparation of data and analysis for month end reporting
  • Working with key stakeholders to understand and improve processes and to improve KPIs, as well as budget management
  • Monthly reviews to ensure departmental spend & headcount forecast are accurate and variances, risk & opportunities against these are well understood
  • Financial and commercial analysis of a variety of business areas.
  • Preparation and maintenance of clear and accurate MI reporting including commentary and writing reports and presentations for the leadership team
  • Data modelling capabilities
  • Managing the business planning process, P&L and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure process and controls are adhered to and seek opportunities to recommend improvements

This role will suit a Finalist level or newly qualified CIMA or ACCA Accountant who is ambitious and keen to work in a challenging, fast placed environment, where they will be given autonomy and a great opportunity to put their own stamp on the role.

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Senior Client Accountant – Hemel Hempstead

We are delighted to be partnering with a successful and well established organisation in Hemel Hempstead. Due to some internal moves they are currently recruiting for a number of new accounts vacancies, including a Senior Client Accountant.
Reporting into the Head of Client Accounting the Senior Client Accountant will have a client facing role and may be required to attend client meetings in the office or offsite as and when required.

Duties will include the following:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Business partnering with internal stakeholders
  • Third party engagement eg Auditors/Directors
  • Attending client review meetings
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc reporting

The ideal candidate will probably have three to five years accounting experience and will ideally be part qualified although candidates who are Qualified by Experience will also be considered. Experience preparing a set of accounts is essential for this role.

Our client are keen to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible. An excellent benefits package is on offer including study support if required and our client are keen to promote from within as much as possible.

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Commercial Finance/Operations Manager – Bedford

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an ambitious and collaborative Finance Manager to join a growing and dynamic service sector organisation.

Working as part of the senior management team, and reporting to the owners, the Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial management, liaising with external auditors and bodies such as HMRC.  You will also get involved in management accounting/analysis and will be working closely with operations to get more clarity behind the figures.  The role will also cover duties around IT, facilities, HR and operations so has a very broad remit which will be very much involved in helping in all areas of the business.

The Finance Manager role requires a highly organised individual who is confident, and who can manage relationships effectively, both internally and externally. You will need to have advanced IT and strong Excel skills and your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Financial and administrative support for the management team
  • Monthly management accounts, year end and liaising with auditors
  • Data reporting and analysis
  • Review and improvement of procedures and systems
  • Managing suppliers and approving payments
  • Control and improvement of internal policies and procedures
  • Health and safety compliance and other regulatory/statutory controls
  • Budgeting, forecasting and partnering with budget holders
  • Payroll processing/HR support and compliance
  • Ad hoc projects and administrative support
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Finance Assistant – Hitchin

Our client, a well established and successful business, are looking for a Finance Assistant to be based at their offices in Hitchin following recent restructuring within the business.

Reporting into the FP&A Accountant, the Finance Assistant will be mainly responsible for transactional support to the finance team, with key responsibilities including:

  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets
  • Assisting with month end tasks
  • Assisting with budgeting and forecasting
  • Assisting with weekly and monthly reporting

The ideal Finance Assistant will have at least 1 years finance experience in a transactional role and will probably be studying AAT, CIMA or ACCA but at early stages.  Advanced Excel and IT skills are must, together with the ability to work as part of a team and build relationships at all levels including non-finance colleagues and suppliers.

You will be keen to learn and progress, with a can-do attitude, and as such this role would suit an active studier who is looking for a step up, perhaps coming from a more transactional role and wanting more exposure to financial and management accounts. If this is the case then look no further, this is a great role that will support you with your studies and provide this opportunity. Our client are keen to interview as soon as possible, so if you are keen on this role then please do apply today.

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